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Regulations for Examinations: Notices by the General Board

The General Board give notice that, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board or other authority concerned, the regulations for certain University examinations have been amended as follows:

Education Studies Tripos

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 280)

The regulations have been amended (i) to include Classics and Modern Foreign Languages in the subjects for the Education Studies Tripos; (ii) to allow candidates for Part I to offer one paper in Education Studies from Part II; (iii) to allow candidates for Part II to offer a dissertation; and (iv) to vary the papers available for Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Schedules I and II. Provision is also made for the Faculty Board of Education to publish lists of candidates who have successfully completed their professional placements.

With effect from 1 October 2004

Regulation 12.

By adding the following additional provisos:

; and provided that:

(1)with the permission of the Faculty Board a candidate who intends to follow scheme (A) in Part II may offer in place of one paper or other exercise from Schedule I, either one paper chosen from Part II of the Education Studies Tripos, Section II Papers 1-4, or a dissertation on a topic in education studies of not less than 8,000 words and not more than 10,000 words, inclusive of notes and appendices;
(2)a candidate may not offer more than one dissertation under Section II.

Regulation 14(b) (scheme B).

By amending section (iii) and adding a new section (iv) so as to read:

(iii)one paper or other exercise chosen from Section II;
(iv)either one paper chosen from Section III or, with the permission of the Faculty Board, a dissertation in one of the subjects specified in Schedule II to these regulations of not less than 8,000 words and not more than 10,000 words inclusive of notes and appendices.

Temporary Regulation 16 has been renumbered as 19 and the following new Regulations 16, 17, and 18 have been added:

16. No student who has offered the special subject Modern Foreign Languages shall be a candidate for Part II unless evidence has been produced to the Secretary of the Faculty Board that during the academical year next before the year of the examination he or she has spent a period studying abroad under conditions approved by the Faculty Board in a country or countries relevant to the papers to be offered in the examination.1 Such evidence will normally consist of a certificate from a university or employer confirming dates of attendance. Every student shall submit a report on their year abroad to the Faculty Board in the manner prescribed from time to time by the Board. Students shall keep the Secretary of the Faculty Board informed of their address abroad at all times.

17. A candidate proposing to study abroad in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 16 shall apply to the Faculty Board for the approval of his or her plans. The application shall be submitted through the candidate's Director of Studies to the subject co-ordinator so as to arrive not later than the last day of Full Michaelmas Term in the academical year next preceding that which the candidate proposes to spend abroad, and shall indicate the country or countries that the student intends to visit and the way in which he or she will be occupied while abroad.1 If a student subsequently changes his or her plans, he or she must inform the subject co-ordinator and seek permission afresh.

18. In the Michaelmas Term the Faculty Board shall publish a list of all candidates whose first and second professional placements are deemed satisfactory. A student whose name does not appear on this list or any subsequent supplementary list, will not normally be permitted to embark on a third professional placement. In the Lent Term, the Faculty Board shall publish a list of all students whose third professional placement is deemed satisfactory.

SCHEDULE I

With effect from 1 October 2004

The detail for Mathematics has been amended and the new subjects Classics and Modern Languages have been added as follows:

Mathematics

By deleting option (a).

Classics

Four papers from Part IB of the Classical Tripos as follows:

Latin translation (Paper 3 of Part IB of the Classical Tripos),
Latin literature (Paper 6 of Part IB of the Classical Tripos), and
two further papers from Papers 7-10 of Part IB of the Classical Tripos.

Modern Foreign Languages

Four papers in one language from Part IB of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos:

(a) Paper B3. Translation into the foreign language and listening comprehension test (equivalent to two papers),
(b) Two papers chosen from Schedule IB of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos.

With effect from 1 October 2005

Natural Sciences

By amending the detail for this subject so as to read:

One option chosen from Group 1 and both papers from Group 2.

Group 1

Either From Part IA of the Natural Sciences Tripos one of the following:
   Biology of Cells (the written paper and practical examination)
   Physiology of Organisms (the written paper and practical examination)
or From Part IB of the Natural Sciences Tripos one of the following:
   Animal Biology (both written papers and the submission of practical note-books)
   Ecology (both written papers and the submission of practical note-books)
   History and Philosophy of Science (both written papers)
   Plant and Microbial Sciences (both written papers and the practical examination)

Group 2

Both Paper 3: Bioethics - being a dissertation on an agreed subject within Bioethics conforming to Regulation 15(b) of the Education Studies Tripos, its length being between 6,000 and 8,000 words inclusive of notes and appendices;
and Paper 4: Special Study in Biology - the examination consists of written course-work assignments and practical experiments together with the submission of a research report equivalent in length to 7,000 words.

SCHEDULE II

With effect from 1 October 2004

The detail for Natural Sciences has been amended and the new subjects Classics and Modern Languages have been added as follows:

Natural Sciences

By replacing the first line so as to read 'A candidate wishing to offer a single paper in Natural Sciences may offer the following option:'; by deleting options (a), (i), and (j), and re-lettering accordingly; and, in option (f), by renaming 'Molecular Cell Biology' as 'Cell and Developmental Biology'.

Classics

Two papers chosen from Part II of the Classical Tripos.

Modern Foreign Languages

Two papers in one language from Part II of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos as follows:

(a)  Oral examination C;

and

either (b)  Paper C1. Translation from and into the foreign language;
or (c)  Paper C2. Essay in the foreign language;
(d)  one paper from Schedule II of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos.

1 The Faculty Board will normally require a student to reside abroad for a period of at least eight months and to undertake during that time an assistantship at a school, or, with special permission from the Board, some other form of employment approved by them.


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Cambridge University Reporter 1 June 2004
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